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Anchor Bar

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Italian, American, Californian
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1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
716-884-4083
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unique atmosphere, wings over rated

Good service, clean restaurant. Went here after friends told us we must visit this downtown Buffalo staple. Wings were huge. I found them to be fried and retried which made the chicken a bit dry. My husband and kids loved them though. Only three options to choose from, mild, medium and hot. We are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Mekk34
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Alliston
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The Anchor Bar is a must do in Buffalo! We have been to Anchor Bar numerous times and are never disappointed! The neighborhood is not the greatest but the original restaurant is much better than the Airport or other locations! They know how to do wings!

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toronto
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

First of all , you don't go to the Anchor Bar for the ambience , its tacky , kitschy and a little rough around the edges but we are all here for the wings. And that is worth the trip , these wings are old-school perfection , not breaded or seasoned or grilled , large meaty wings , fried in... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We waited almost 2 hours to be seated, and the food was good, nothing outstanding. I'm not much of a wing person, but my order of the antipasto salad was pretty good.

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Rome, GA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Anchor Bar is where Buffalo Wings were invented and they still know how to do them right. Once you've had wings from here, wings anywhere else just don't measure up. The service is great too. This place is a must to visit when in Buffalo!

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I understand the tourist draw of this place, but that's where my appreciation of the Anchor Bar ends. The large group I was with ordered some mild, medium, and hot wings, as well as a pepperoni pizza while in town for a wedding last weekend. The pizza was easily the best part of the meal. The pepperoni was crispy, the... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is the place to go for the original buffalo wing. The wings were big and tasty. The atmosphere was great but the prices were a little outrageous for what you get. We ordered a single basket of hot wings, double basket of mild wings, 2 sodas and broccoli bites, and paid over $50. I think everyone should try it... More 

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Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Yes, this is the first place to make chicken wings. 1st don't always mean the best. But that's not the case here. This was a great place to eat an American icon, The chicken wings. Flavor isn't a problem here. Portions are huge. I am from Pittsburgh Pa, these are the very best wings I have ever had.

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Alliston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Good service, clean restaurant. Went here after friends told us we must visit this downtown Buffalo staple. Wings were huge. I found them to be fried and retried which made the chicken a bit dry. My husband and kids loved them though. Only three options to choose from, mild, medium and hot. We are used to all the options Wild... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

No trip to Buffalo is complete without a trip here! It was. Great place to go before a Sabres game. The staff were friendly, and it was fun to talk spirits with the patrons in this Buffalo landmark.

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Nostalgia of Buffalo. There are other places that serve wings that I prefer over Anchor Bar but I believe it is a personal preference.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 716-884-4083

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?